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Privacy policy

Responsible Authority

We are happy about you visiting our website. We would like to introduce you to the responsible authority in terms of data protection law as applicable:

GOD Gesellschaft für Organisation und Datenverarbeitung mbH
represented by the Manager
Igor Krahne
Ralf Holland
Roseliesstraße 1
38126 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 (0)531 $ndash; 23 76 7-0
E-mail: datenschutz@god.de

Privacy legacy officer

exkulpa gmbh
Waldfeuchter Str. 266
52525 Heinsberg
E-Mail: datenschutz@god.de
Telephone: Telefon: 02452 / 99 33 11

General Information

Pursuant to our statutory obligations, we would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data.

When you use our website, personal data about you will be collected. This may happen by you entering the data yourself, for example your e-mail address. But our system also collects your data automatically, for example whenever you visit our website. This happens irrespective of the device or the software that you use to visit our website.

All data that you enter in our app is provided voluntarily; there are no disadvantages to you if you do not provide data. But without certain data, we are unable to provide services or to conclude contracts. Whenever such information is necessary, we will point it out to you.

On this website, the user’s personal data is only collected within the framework of the existing data-protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legal terms used in the text are defined in Art. 4 of the GDPR.

The GDPR allows data processing in three cases in particular:

  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) and 7 GDPR, when you have consented to us processing your data; in this Privacy Policy and in the cases of consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, we will inform you in detail and each time for what purposes and under what circumstances your data will be processed by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, when processing your personal data is necessary for negotiating, concluding or performing a contract;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, if the balancing of interests leads to the conclusion that the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests; this means in particular our interests to analyse, optimise and secure the offers on our website – meaning primarily the analysis of user behaviour, setting up profiles for advertisement purposes and storage of access data as well as the use of third-party providers.

Inventory Data

We collect inventory data as far as it is necessary to establish, negotiate or amend a contract (including one without remuneration) between us and the user. This can be: customer data (for example name, address), contact data (for example e-mail address, phone number), service data (for example services ordered, duration, payment). Upon establishing the user relationship, we will ask you for this data (for example name, address and e-mail address) and will also tell you which of the information is required to establish the user relationship.

Usage Data

We also collect usage data to allow users to use the services on our website. These may consist of: usage information (for example visited websites or parts, duration of visit, interest in services), content data (for example data, text, images, sounds, videos entered or uploaded by you), meta data (for example identity of your device, location, IP address).

We will only combine usage data if and insofar as it is necessary for billing purposes. Otherwise, we will only put together usage data pseudonymously and only insofar as you have not objected. You may send this objection to the address indicated in the “About Us” section or the responsible authority indicated in this Privacy Policy at any time.

The legal basis for this data processing are our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR in analysing the website and your use, possibly also the statutory permission to store data as part of the negotiation of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

Furthermore, our provider stores information, the so-called server log files, each time the website is used; this is information which is automatically transferred by your browser. In detail, this data consists of:

  • your IP address
  • type and version of your browser
  • host name
  • time of visit
  • the page from which you came to our page
  • name of the page opened
  • exact time of usage as well as
  • the amount of data transferred

This data will only be used for statistical purposes and do not allow us to identify you as a user.

First Contact through Electronic Request

If you contact us in electronic form (for example by mail, fax, phone, messenger, etc.), we store and process the data which you have given us (for example name, contact information, content of the request). This is based on our legitimate interest in an effective communication with customers in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR and, as far as it concerns a request to enter into or to perform a contract, also with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.
We will only pass on this data to third parties as far as required for the performance of the contract (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR), by the overwhelming interest in effective services (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) or based on your consent (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR) or if there is another legal permission or obligation.
You may ask us at any time and without any cost to provide information about the purpose of the processing, the origin and the recipient, if any, of your data. You may also request that we correct, delete or limit the processing of your personal data. You may object against the (further) processing of your data at any time and you have a right for the data to be made transferable as well as the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory agency.
In general, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. A longer storage is an option, in particular when required in order to pursue our rights, for other legitimate interests of ours or when there is a statutory duty to keep the data longer (for example record-keeping under tax law, statute of limitations).

Consent

Whenever we ask you for your consent for the processing of your data, we will inform you in clear language and in an easily accessible way about the cases for which you will be granting your consent. Any consent that we ask you for is voluntary. Any advantage that you wish to gain by granting consent is also available without consent; simply ask us.

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Storage Period

Generally, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. Storage beyond that is possible in particular if it is still required for pursuing our rights or for other legitimate interests of ours.
For your inventory data which were necessary to perform a contract (including one without remuneration), this means that we store this data until the complete performance or termination of the contractual relationship plus the limitation period (which is generally 2 or 3 years) plus an adequate extra time for potential interruptions of the limitation period.
For your usage data which was collected in the course of your use of the website, this means that we will store it only for the time still required for the proper functionality of our website and as long as we still have a legitimate interest. Statistical information will be primarily stored by us in pseudonymous form.
Beyond that, we still store your data for as long as we are required to do so by law. This concerns in particular the tax-law requirements to keep records, usually for 6 or even 10 years.

Upon opening the website, we have asked you to consent to the storing of certain cookies which will be placed while you visit our website. Based on your consent pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, our website thus uses cookies, so that our offer can be used in a better, more effective and more secure way.
Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and which store certain data about your user behavior on our page, so that certain features or offers can be made available to you based on your previous use. These can be “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies are stored on your computer permanently until you delete them. That allows us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again and to provide you with features or offers according to your previous usage.

Your browser allows you to prevent the use of cookies in general or in specific cases. Please check the instructions for your browser to find out more about this. You can also delete cookies following these instructions which we have listed for you:

for Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
for Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
for Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
for Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
for Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Blocking cookies may limit the functionality of our website and of other websites visited by you.
More information on this topic, in particular how you can administer, limit or completely disable third-party cookies and technologies with a similar purpose, can be found at:
https://www.aboutads.info/choices
https://www.youronlinechoices.eu
https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices

In order to obtain your consent to store certain cookies on your device and to document this in line with data protection law, and in line with our legal obligations under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR and our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use the Cookie Consent Manager “Borlabs Cookie“ provided by Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany.
Borlabs Cookie only places cookies that are technologically necessary. When you open our website, the following data will be sent to Borlabs Cookie: your consent or the withdrawal of your consent for placing cookies, a cookie placed on your browser by Borlabs Cookie, the duration and version of the cookie, domain and path of the WordPress website and the UID. The UID is a randomly generated ID and no personal information.
Borlabs Cookie processes no personal data. If you want to withdraw the consent to place certain cookies, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked for your consent to place cookies again.
You can find detailed information about the privacy policy of Borlabs Cookies at: https://de.borlabs.io/datenschutz/

For the Cookie Opt In we use the Wordpress plugin from Borlabs (https://borlabs.io/borlabs-cookie/) and you can adapt here your settings.
Borlabs Cookie Settings

Transfer of data

Transfer to Third Parties

We dislike spam as much as you do. We will therefore not transfer your data to third parties, unless permitted by law.

Transfer of customer data may either

  • be required for the performance of a contract and in that case be permitted according to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, or
  • be permitted based on our legitimate interest in an effective service structure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, or
  • covered by your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, or
  • become necessary if we will be legitimately asked by a government or an agency to hand over your data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR.

If your data are transferred to third parties, this is mentioned in this privacy policy.

Transfer to other countries, particularly USA

Our website uses external providers located outside of the EU for different features. In particular, the use of cookies, active Java scripts and other technology can lead to processing and storage of your data outside of the EU. But we will not transfer your data to a third country, unless the EU Commission has determined that there is a similar level of data protection as in the EU or unless you have provided us with your informed consent or we have agreed on the standard contractual clauses for the protection of your data with the provider.

Users‘ Rights

You may request us anytime to provide information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. To avoid misuse, this will require personal identification.

Deletion, Correction, Limitation

You may at any time demand from us that we correct (or complete) incorrect data as well as a limitation of the processing of data or deletion of your data. This applies in particular if the reason for processing the data is no longer valid, if a required consent has been revoked and there is no other legal basis or if our data processing is unlawful. We will then correct, block or even delete your personal data without delay as far as permitted by law.

Objection

The right to object to advertisement is governed by our text regarding consent:


Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Data Transfer

You may request us to transfer the data stored about you in machine-readable form.

Complaint

If you feel that our data processing has violated any of your rights, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory agency (here you find a list of the agencies).

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If and when factual or legal reasons will compel us to amend the Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly. This will not change the consent provided by the user.

Social Media

We refer with links to our social media presences. When you follow any such link to the social media site, your data will be broadcasted to that site. The social media site will normally store a cookie in your browser and to your account information there, especially, if you are logged into your social media account on the site. The social media site can analyse your use of the platform and your browsing habits and will use these for targeting advertisements based on your interests. That can lead to ads being shown to you when browsing in- and outside of the social media site. Please inform yourself about the use of your data on these sites and use them only, when you agree to that use of your data, that happens on that social media site, in particular, when you are not using that social media site for the first time. We have added links to all the privacy policies of the social media site for your information.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Facebook by Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Facebook will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Facebook, allowing Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Instagram by Instagram LLC, now Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland.

It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Instagram will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Instagram, allowing Instagram / Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Instagram/Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Instagram’s privacy policy at
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

Our page uses links to our presence on the social network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, as a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, LinkedIn won't learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to LinkedIn, and then LinkedIn will also learn that you visited our page.

Thus, your data may be forwarded to the USA.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by LinkedIn after clicking on the link. Further information can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of YouTube by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, YouTube will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to YouTube, allowing YouTube to learn that you have visited out site.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by YouTube after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in YouTube’s privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google

Google Tag Manager

With the Google Tag Manager, marketers can use an interface to administer website tags. The Tag Manager itself, which places the tags, works without cookies and collects no personal data. The Tag Manager only activates other tags, which may in turn collect data. About these third-party providers, you will find the respective declarations in this Privacy Policy. The Google Tag Manager does not use this data. If you have deactivated cookies, it will be respected for all tracking tags that were placed with the Google Tag Manager, so the tool does not change your cookie preferences.

Google may ask you for permission to pass on some product data (e.g. your contact information) to other google products in order to activate certain features, e.g. adding new conversion-tracking tags to simplify AdWords. Google's developers will also check the information about the usage of the product from time to time, in order to further improve the product. But Google will never pass on such data to other Google products without your consent.

We have concluded a data-processing agreement with Google, according to which Google will only process your information in accordance with our instructions. This data-processing agreement also states that Google may only transfer the data to the USA within the framework of the standard contractual clauses, see the Google Ads Data Processing Terms for further information. The Google Ads Data Processing Terms are available here: https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/.

Further information can be found in the user guidelines of Google and the privacy policy of Google for this product.

Google remarketing and similar target groups

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use remarketing and other target-group services provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, on our website.

This technology applied through cookies allows Google to present you targeted ads based on previously visited websites. Thus, we can better approach users of our website with ads. When you visit our page, a cookie will be placed in your browser, unless you have objected to the use of cookies when you opened our page.

The cookie is a small file with a number code, with which your visit of the website and anonymised data about your use of the website are collected. When it is transmitted to Google, your IP address will be shortened and thus anonymised. Your personal data will neither be stored, nor connected with other data by Google.

The anonymized data may be forwarded to the USA and stored by Google. We have concluded an order processing contract with Google, according to which Google only processes your data according to our instructions. This agreement ensures, that your data will be transferred to the US solely on the base of the standard contractual clauses. The European Court has ruled, that these clauses could provide a legal ground for transferring personal data outside of the EU.

If you visit other websites after ours and these other websites are also part of the Google Display network, you will probably be shown interest-targeted ads on the basis of the websites previously visited by you.

You can perpetually prevent the saving of cookies by Google in your browser by downloading and installing the plugin linked to hereinafter.
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de

You can also prevent the use of cookies by third-party providers by declaring your opt-out on the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative, following the instructions there: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

Further information about Google's remarketing service and Google's privacy policy can be found at http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

Website Analysis

hotjar

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, on some of our websites, we use the web analysis service Hotjar, provided by Hotjar Ltd, Dragonara Business Centre, 5th Floor, Dragonara Road, Paceville St Julian's STJ 3141, Malta, Europe, +1 (855) 464-6788. david@hotjar.com.

This tool captures movements on observed websites in so-called heat maps. This allows us to learn in anonymised form where visitors click and how far they scroll. That way, we can design our website better and in a more customer-friendly way.

Protecting your personal data is very important to us when using this tool. All data will be collected without us being able to attribute it to specific users. We can only see how the mouse has been moved, where clicks were made and how far users have scrolled. Other information collected is the screen size of your device, the type of device, information about your browser, the country of access and the preferred language. If a website shows your personal data or that of third parties, it will be automatically shielded by Hotjar. We are not able to learn anything about it.

With a “do-not-track header”, you can prevent the use of the Hotjar tool. In that case, no data will be collected about your visit to our website. You have to set the preferences in your browser accordingly. Instructions in German can be found at http://www.akademie.de/wissen/do-not-track-datenschutz. You can also deactivate the Hotjar tool by using the opt-out button at https://www.hotjar.com/privacy/do-not-track/.

Further information about Hotjar Ltd. and about the Hotjar tool can be found at https://www.hotjar.com . The privacy policy of Hotjar Ltd. can be found at https://www.hotjar.com/privacy/

For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

Bewerbungen
Reichen Sie eine Bewerbung bei uns ein, verarbeiten wir die personenbezogenen Daten aus Ihrer Bewerbung. Dazu zählen Ihre gesamten Bewerbungsunterlagen. Insbesondere speichern wir Ihre Kontaktdaten, die Angaben zu Ihrer Schul- und Ausbildung, Praktika, Arbeitserfahrung sowie Zeugnisse.
Wir bitten, keine Informationen einzureichen, die Angaben zu Rasse, ethnischer Herkunft, Geschlecht, Religion oder Weltanschauung, Behinderung, Alter, Krankheiten, körperlicher oder geistiger Gesundheit, Schwangerschaft, politischer Anschauung, philosophischer oder religiöser Überzeugung, Mitgliedschaft in einer Gewerkschaft, sexueller Identität oder Sexualleben enthalten, da wir Bewerbungen unabhängig von solchen Informationen bewerten.
Bewerbungen unterliegen bei uns intern einem strikten Rechtemanagement. Nur in den Bewerbungsprozess einbezogene Mitarbeiter erhalten Zugriff auf die Bewerbung, in der Regel nur Personal- und Fachabteilung sowie gegebenenfalls Geschäftsführung. Sämtliche unserer Mitarbeiter sind zur Verschwiegenheit angewiesen.
Die Verarbeitung Ihrer Bewerbungsinformationen rechtfertigt sich aus Art. 88 DSGVO i.V.m. § 26 BDSG wonach personenbezogene Daten von Beschäftigten für Zwecke des Beschäftigungsverhältnisses verarbeitet werden dürfen, wenn dies der Entscheidung über die Begründung eines Beschäftigungsverhältnisses dient.
Werden Sie aufgrund der Bewerbung eingestellt, werden Ihre Daten im Rahmen Ihrer Personaldaten gemäß der dann gesonderten Datenschutzerklärung für unsere Mitarbeiterdaten gespeichert. Wird Ihre Bewerbung im Ergebnis nicht berücksichtigt, werden wir Ihre Daten binnen 6 Monaten nach Ablehnung vollständig löschen, sofern Sie uns nicht gesondert Ihre Einwilligung erklärt haben, Ihre Daten auch für künftige Bewerbungen zu verarbeiten. Diese Einwilligung können Sie jederzeit widerrufen, wir werden Ihre Bewerberdaten dann umgehend löschen.


This is our current valid privacy policy from 02.07.2022